Alexander McQueen

Plato’s Atlantis

“En regardant en arrière sur la collection printemps 2010 d’Alexander McQueen, intitulée Plato’s Atlantis, il est facile de lire la série comme un ancêtre de la révolution du streaming de la mode, un héraut de la mode biomorphique et biophilique, et le précurseur de notre obsession pour les chaussures vraiment assez bizarres. Le recul nous dit également que ce défilé monolithique captivant était le dernier de McQueen”. Steff Yotka

SHOW STUDIO:Nick Knight

ARTECHOUSE

Aqueous
Inspired by the color blue’s calming qualities, Aqueous is a deep dive into our water-filled surroundings. Whether looking out at the vast horizon of the ocean or listening to the bubbling flow of a stream, water instills a sense of peace and relaxation. Through exploring the textures of liquid in all its states, this immersive installation seeks to soothe the spirit and inspire action to preserve this natural resource.

Laura Scozzi

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Les Indes Galantes

The first merit of this new production, streaming with intelligence, is that Laura Scozzi and Christophe Rousset have read Fuzelier’s verses deeply. And of Rameau, we must add, so much the composer, perpetually dissatisfied with his poets, harassed them word for word, when he did not take up the pen himself. In addition to lines which, like his contemporary Marivaux, seem to have been invented instantly, Fuzelier has built a dialectical finesse between peace and war, joy and hatred, pleasure and violence, the state of Nature and the state of society. The Gallant Indies according to Laura Scozzi are not a gigantic burst of joy. On the contrary, they reveal a perpetual and restless balance between shadow and light and are a look, less consensual but true and human, on the Age of Enlightenment. Here is a startling ideological reversal, without any forcing: Laura Scozzi has simply revealed the implicit nature of a libretto, so far read superficially.

JAMES AUGER AND JIMMY LOIZEAU

Das isophon
Das Isophon ist im Wesentlichen ein Telekommunikationsgerät, das einen Dienst bereitstellt, der einfach als ein Treffen des Telefons und des Schwebetanks beschrieben werden kann.
Der Benutzer trägt einen Helm, der jegliche periphere sensorische Ablenkung ausschließt und gleichzeitig den Kopf über der Wasseroberfläche hält. Das Wasser wird auf Körpertemperatur erwärmt, wodurch die physischen Grenzen des Körpers des Benutzers verwischt werden. Das Schweben auf diese Weise befreit bis zu 90% der Arbeitsbelastung des Gehirns, die normalerweise mit der Berechnung der Schwerkraft verbunden ist. In Kombination wird ein Raum geschaffen, um eine reine, ablenkungsfreie Umgebung für das Telefonieren bereitzustellen. Noch vor ein paar Jahrzehnten war die Telefonzelle unser primäres Telekommunikationsmittel. Dies bietet im Wesentlichen einen kontextneutralen Raum für Ferngespräche. Das Betreten einer Telefonzelle bedeutet effektiv, dass alle anderen Aktivitäten eingestellt werden, sodass sich der Einzelne ausschließlich auf das Gespräch konzentrieren kann. Hier berücksichtigt der Designer nicht nur die Kommunikationstechnologie, sondern auch den Raum, in dem sie genutzt wird. Die zunehmende Nutzung von Mobiltelefonen hat jedoch dazu geführt, dass die Telekommunikation eher effizient als qualitativ praktiziert wird. Das Mobiltelefon dekontextualisiert die Konversation. Es extrahiert Gespräche aus einem bestimmten sozialen Kontext und bietet dem Benutzer die Freiheit, unabhängig von der Eignung aus praktisch jeder sozialen Situation zu kommunizieren. Es liegt in der Sensibilität und Diskretion des Benutzers, zu entscheiden, ob seine Umstände für die Kommunikation geeignet sind. Das Isophone versucht, dieses Ungleichgewicht zu beseitigen, indem es einen Raum bereitstellt, der ausschließlich der Telekommunikation gewidmet ist. Das Iso-Phone widerspricht dem Mainstream-Design und tauscht zeitgemäße Beschäftigung mit effizienten, allgegenwärtigen und multifunktionalen Produkten gegen Qualität und Tiefe eines einzigartigen Erlebnisses aus, das ein vollständiges Eintauchen in die Telekommunikationsmedien erfordert.

Thom Kubli & Prof. Hiroshi Ishii

Orbiting
Orbiting features floating, machine-generated sculptures. The 3-D-printed objects — made from an ultra-light material — are injected with helium and released into the air as they become buoyant. As the ascending sculptures rise toward the ceiling, they enter the flow of a thermal stream and begin their gentle orbit. While floating, these ethereal objects participate in a continuously changing series of celestial movements.

Karen Lancel and Hermen Maat

Kissing Data Symphony
Intimacy Data Symphony is a poetic ritual for intimate experience of Kissing and Caressing each other faces, multi-sensory and socially shared in public space of merging realities. In live experiments with Multi-Brain BCI E.E.G. head-sets, visitors are invited as Kissers (or Caressers) and Spectators. Brain activity of people kissing and caressing is measured and visualized in streaming E.E.G. data, real-time circling around them in a floor projection. Simultaneously, the Spectators brain waves are measured, their neurons mirroring activity of intimate kissing and caressing movements, resonating in their imagination. The Spectators brain activity data are interwoven in the data-visualization. Brain activity of all participants, mirroring each others emotional expressions and movements, in interpersonal and aesthetic ways, co-create an immersive visual, Reflexive Datascape.

Constanza Silva

Silverfish Stream
file festival

The sound generated by the friction of the metallic robots against the floor, like that created by the contact between man and machine, is registered, altered and played in real time by the spheres, each with its own tonality, and amplified in the room. What is generated is a stream of multisensory information (visual, auditive, tactile), natural environment for mechanic creatures.

Christoph De Boeck

Staalhemel

The intimate topography of the brain is laid out across a grid of 80 steel ceiling tiles as a spatialized form of tapping. The visitor can experience the dynamics of his cognitive self by fitting a wireless EEG interface on his head, that allows him to walk under the acoustic representation of his own brain waves.The accumulating resonances of impacted steel sheets generates penetrating overtones. The spatial distribution of impact and the overlapping of reverberations create a very physical soundspace to house an intangible stream of consciousness.‘Staalhemel’ (‘steel sky’, 2009) articulates the contradictory relationship we entertain with our own nervous system. Neurological feedback makes that the cognitive focus is repeatedly interrupted by the representation of this focus. Concentrated thinking attempts to portray itself in a space that is reshaped by thinking itself nearly every split second.

Nicolas Bernier

FREQUENCIES (A)
Sound performance combining the sound of mechanically triggered tuning forks with pure digital soundwaves. The performer is triggering sequences from the computer, activating solenoides that hits the tuning forks with high precision. Streams of light burst in synchronicity with the forks, creating a not quite minimal sound and light composition.

Ryuichi Sakamoto + Daito Manabe

Sensing Streams
In their first collaboration, Sakamoto and Manabe render a wide range of frequency bands and magnetic radiation waves, which fluctuate in response to portable devices, visible in an unprecedented form.

ATSUSHI AND MAYUMI KAWAMOTO

Riverbank House
Located on a narrow strip of land, sandwiched between a quiet riverbank and a residential neighborhood, the home’s unique form was inspired by the juxtaposed views offered by the surrounding environment. Standing on the riverbank you had views of the calm stream traveling to an unknown destination, unfazed by the birds, joggers and other small life form taking advantage of its natural serenity. However, a few steps down the bank, away from the river, revealed a startlingly contrasting view; homes and more homes, so grounded and monumental.

Lin Hwai-min

Formosa
“Formosa relies heavily on words and poetry for its inspiration and imagery. It traces Taiwan’s history from the 16th century, when Portuguese sailors upon seeing the island exclaimed, “Formosa!” meaning “Beautiful!” Poems appear on a white scrim above a white floor. In the beginning, the poems are whole. The black Chinese characters are neatly aligned. Gradually, however, the poems slide away and the characters enlarge, slowly disappear, become abstract, pour like a stream, peel away, and break apart. A chaotic jumble appears. To some extent, the writing dances.” Carmel Morgan

Lin Hwai-min

White Water and Dust
Set to the piano scores by Erik Satie and other composers, White Water is a lyrical dance of pure movement that flows beautifully as its title suggests. The curtain opens to a projected colour image of a flowing river; it slowly transforms into black and white. In serenity and in turbulence, whiteness of waves and ripples streams out of the blackness. Green netting and girds used for digital design interrupt the flow of water, thus revealing the process of creating virtual images and illusion of light, providing a pleasant surprise to the dance.
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate is the name of the oldest known dance in China. In 1973, choreographer Lin Hwai-min adopted this classical name for the first contemporary dance company in the greater Chinese-speaking community.

SASHA KURMAZ

Саша Курмаз
Sasha Kurmaz é uma jovem artista multidisciplinar de Kiev, na Ucrânia. A artista mostra interesse principalmente no corpo humano e da vida privada, que ela retrata com absolutamente nenhum medo. O objetivo de Sasha é explorar a linha de estado do nu, entre o amor e sentimentos fortes. Nessa série fotográfica, a artista seleciona vários episódios de sua vida, objetos e eventos que lhe são importantes, transferindo sentimentos e senso de realidade. Em suas fotografias, a artista da ênfase na combinação de sequências de alinhamento de imagens em um único stream conceitual em que cada foto é auto-suficiente, mas ao mesmo tempo, a continuação da anterior, e é parte de um todo.

Stefan Tiefengraber

User Generated Server Destruction
The visitors of the website www.ugsd.net can trigger six hammers and drop them onto a server that is located in the exhibition. This server hosts exactly the same website www.ugsd.net, which also shows a video stream to follow what’s happening with the piece. The installation ends when the server is destroyed and thus can not host the website any more. It is then presented as an object along with the documentation of the process.

Cerith Wyn Evans

СЕРИС ВИН ЭВАНС
ケリス·ウィン·エヴァンス
Form in Space…By Light

‘Cerith’s installation sits beautifully within the space, unfolding as you walk through,’ explains Clarrie Wallis, Tate’s Senior Curator of Contemporary British Art. The neon experience builds, from a single ‘peep hole’ ring in the South Duveens, through which you can glimpse swirls of radial light and an imposing octagon in the central gallery. The fractured neon fragments look like frantically drawn sparkler-lines on fireworks night.But there’s method and logic within these celestial scribbles. Hidden in the design are references to a host of highbrow sources, from Japanese ‘Noh’ theatre, to Marcel Duchamp’s The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass), 1915-23. Don’t worry if you missed them. The beauty of rendering precise (verging on obscure) references in such a celebratory neon explosion allows for multiple – if not endless – interpretations.Each way you look at the sprawling 2km of neon tubing, a different shape or symbol emerges. No small thanks to the elegant way in which the structures have been painstakingly suspended. ‘There were over 1000 fixing points, and obviously we couldn’t drill 1000 holes in the Grade II listed building,’ Wallis explains. ‘We had to work with structural engineers very intensely, so as to be completely happy and convinced that we would be able to remove it without damaging the fabric of the building.’Though it seems too soon to be discussing the installation’s removal, Wallis has a point. It’s a visibly fragile, delicate sculpture – whose impermanence makes it more intriguing. As it is a site-specific sculpture, it can’t be recreated elsewhere. What’s more, because the neon tubes are filled with a constantly moving stream of pulsing, vibrating gasses, visitors will never see the same sculpture twice.